the wraitchilds have bigger lugs and I think come with the concave XL studs. I don't think it gets much better tractionwise than the wraithchild.
by XL studs do you mean extra large ? Do you mean that the wraitchilds doesn't get much traction than Dillinger ?the wraitchilds have bigger lugs and I think come with the concave XL studs. I don't think it gets much better tractionwise than the wraithchild.
Wrathchilds will give you better climbing traction in a wide diversity of winter conditions than just about any tire.I need good traction for climbing
I have both tires (wrath and D5) and the D5 is not a terrible front tire. Its a fast front tire, and plenty wide and grippy and does what it should very well. I would never race the wraths over the D5s, and for casual riding I enjoy both. The wrath outright traction is second to none, but it is very slow. I run it early and late season and run the D5 in between.D5s work well as a rear tire on packed surfaces. It is terrible as a front tire unless you're going straight all the time. If you are set on those tires, I'd run D5 in the rear and the Wrathchild up front for more grip and less understeer.
The difference between tires is not huge. The difference between conditions, like dry cold snow below 5F and wet sloppy snow at 25F is ginormous. If we were talking like a meaty 27.5 like gnarlwhals, then there might be a significant climbing traction difference, but between two similar casing size tires of the same wheel size...the difference for climbing traction just isn't very big IME. Rolling resistance differences are much more significant IME. A much wider AND more aggressive tire, like MikeC suggests, would definitely climb better, but again, similar size casings to what you are currently using? Not a big difference at the same wheel size IME.What do you suggest. I need good traction for climbing